November 15th, 2011
Keith A. Rupert, 93
Dec. 31, 1917 ‚Äď Nov. 11, 2011
Keith Arispa Rupert, age 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Huntington County, he was the son of Daniel D. and Mary E. (Weigold) Rupert.
He was a lifelong resident of Whitley County, living over 50 years on Hanna Street and attended Columbia City High School.
On August 2, 1948 he married Chloris L. Rivet in Warsaw.
Mantie L. Ernst, 82
June 12, 1929 ‚Äď Nov. 11, 2011
Mantie Louise Ernst, age 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at her home.
Born June 12, 1929 in Eolia, Ky., she was the daughter of J. Ballard and Hila (Branson) Collier.
She grew in Eolia and came to Columbia City in 1962. On Nov. 24, 1967 she married Howard A. Ernst in Columbia City.
She worked at Essex from 1976-79 and 1989-90, Addimeyers for three years and also was a homemaker.
She was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church for the past 20 years.
Cordelia Browning, 88
Feb. 7, 1923 ‚Äď Nov. 12, 2011
Cordelia May Browning, age 88, of Pierceton, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Drue Dresher and Forest Ethel (Denlinger) Funderburg.
She spent her childhood in Illinois, where she graduated from Elgin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ball State University.
Fred L. Nix, 60
Aug. 25, 1951 ‚Äď Nov. 13, 2011
Fred L. Nix, age 60, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 25, 1951 in Quebec City, Canada, he was the son of Alfred J. and Marion E. (Trumbower) Nix.
He grew up in Columbia Township and in 1993 moved to his current residence.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969 and worked at Weatherhead/Dana, Columbia City with 28 years of service. He was a member of St. Catherines Catholic Church and was an avid nature and dog lover.
Benjamin I. Harter, 92
Dec. 16, 1918 ‚Äď Nov. 12, 2011
Benjamin I. Harter, 92, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kindred Transitional Care in Fort Wayne. Although he had been a patient there for the past two months, his death was unexpected. Mr. Harter was born Dec. 16, 1918 in Smith Township near Collins, a son of Arlando and Olive (Sours) Harter, and spent his formative years there. He was educated at the former Collins School, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1937.
Four Whitko soccer players competed in the Indiana Elite All-Star games Saturday and Sunday at Hamilton Heights. From left, Micaela Sylvester, Cassie Jones, Lynsi Hicks and Jordan Sims.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Following an emotional loss to Columbia City Friday night, Whitko‚Äôs girls basketball team responded with a win against the county‚Äôs other Lady Eagles, Churubusco.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs tough to play two county rivals back-to-back like that,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs always a fear of a let down after last (Friday) night‚Äôs loss.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Wildcats traveled to ‚ÄôBusco Saturday and won 56-37.
Olinske had 17 points ‚ÄĒ and Bradley is happy with her progress.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Lady Wildcat girls basketball team has now lost 11 of its last 13 games to Columbia City.
The visiting Lady Eagles trailed for most of the game, however persevered down the stretch to come away with the win, 44-37.
Emily Whiteleather posted double digits in both points and rebounds for Columbia City.
The Lady Eagles host Snider Tuesday and Whitko heads to Churubusco Saturday (Nov. 12).
Columbia City‚Äôs JV team won 32-11.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The 2012-2013 school calendar was proposed this week at a very brief work session for the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees.
Pending approval of the schedule at the board‚Äôs next meeting, the first day of school will be Aug. 21, 2012 and the school year will end on June 5, 2012 ‚Äď barring the need for any makeup days due to weather.
In other WCCS business:
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Twenty-six point two miles.
From downtown Columbia City to downtown Fort Wayne is less than a marathon; 21.7 miles.
The distance from Churubusco to South Whitley on Ind. 205 is 21.1 miles.
Whitko senior cross country runner, Dylan Cozad, ran 26.2 miles in less than three hours.
Cozad participated in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Nov. 5, winning the 19 and under age division as a 17-year-old.
The runner finished with a 2:42:48 time which calculates to a 6:12 per mile pace.
Overall, Cozad was 26th out of 2611 runners.